Natural Hazards of 2013
February 2, 2014 | USGS
USGS has a short review of how a variety of natural hazards influenced the United States during calendar year 2013.
Hear Earthquakes Triggered by the Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide
January 7, 2014 | The University of Utah
"Last year’s gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America’s modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly triggered 16 small earthquakes." Quoted from The University of Utah press release.
The story is accompanied by a sound file that allows you to hear the second rock avalanche followed by three earthquakes.
Oil Shale Resources: Green River Formation
February 14, 2013 | USGS
"The United States Geological Survey has published: In-Place Oil Shale Resources Examined by Grade in the Major Basins of the Green River Formation, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming."